33 Responses to How to Install & Enable DreamScene in Windows 7

  • Dyklu says:

    I cant run this as administrator. When I clik right button on it and “run as administrator” it starts, next “Press any key” – I press and shows “You must run this program with admin rights” Any ideas?

  • Monjo says:

    Thanks a lot works without a problem. Thanks again.

  • Gareth says:

    Same story here, I even enabled the full administrator account yet it wouldn’t work.

  • Garrett says:

    I’m using build 7000, and this will not work for crap.


  • Mika says:

    Yep, build 7000 is having some issues with this one. Funny, all other programs has worked without a flaw.

  • Mika says:

    … maybe this is only for 32-bit versions, i´ve got a 64-bit for now …

  • jam says:

    should also work on 64 bit .. btw. here is a great site with free dreamscenes for Win7, HD WMV-format: http://www.dreamscene.org/gallery.php

  • kingdub says:

    To install u must first extract as a rar. i installed on build 7077, supposedly latest. Run Windows 7 command script as admin should work after that. Good Luck

  • Chris B says:

    Yes, it works on Windows 7, you must unrar the file and run it from command prompt and it installs just fine. Win 7 RC x64

  • Tin says:

    Thanks Kingdub, this worked without a problem :)

  • Extra says:

    Well, after setting Windows Dreamscene.. my text labels from desctop icons are now invisible.. only shadows from text are visible.. anyone any ideas?

  • senthil kumar says:

    ya..same prob here…..i cant read the text of my icons when dreamscene is enabled….any help?..

  • Julian says:

    Same problem for me.. i think its the Theme problem, when i change the theme to the normal Aero and then change in back to dreamscene them, the desktop icons return to normal. but when you restart your computer, it goes back to the problem. Icons text’s cant be read… xD any suggestions?

  • Klerik says:

    Another way to enable dreamscene… useing StardockDeskScapes (http://www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes/downloads.asp)

  • Klerik says:

    ups… doesn’t work :-D, my bad

  • Stu says:


    -right click a video and set to desktop background
    -set folder options to show hidden files
    -go to…
    C:\Users\#username#\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows DreamScene
    -there should be 2 image files of the dreamscene running (1 hidden/greyed)
    -set both files to “read only” & uncheck “hidden”
    -right click desktop > personalise > desktop background
    -under windows dreamscene, you should see both image files
    -make sure both are checked by clicking check boxes next to them
    -set Picture position: Fill
    -save changes

    NOTE: You can now set any dreamscene without text bug, however if you dont
    do the above procedure everytime you set a different video, you will briefly see the
    image of the first video you set at windows startup…therefore just delete both images
    that was set to “read only” and start procedure again on new video.

    Hope this helps

  • david says:

    well i install it correctly and it restarts the explore.exe with no effect it does not come up with Set as Desktop Background after i right click on any video file could it be cos am using windows 7 7600 built?

  • Zee says:

    mine works on build 7600, maybe ur using x64?

  • Dorg says:

    Are you clicking .wmv files or other file types? From memory it only works with .wmv – at least it doesn’t work with .avi…I haven’t tried mpegs.

  • john says:

    I see how people are missing text Icons. My problem is a little different. I don’t have any icons at all and start menu will not open even by pressing the Windows key. I just see my desktop photo. Luckily I have stardock or I would not have been able to uninstall.

  • Flame_Phoenix says:

    I want to report a bug. I have Aero theme as indicated and I also installed the program. However the letters under my icons don’t show and I did everything as specified…

  • Flame_Phoenix says:

    Ignore my last post, I fixed the problem =D

  • mark says:

    thanks for this, any divx files, just rename to wmv and works fine.
    tested on win7 rc1 32bit

    regarding the text fix i had too (do a little diff, but still works)

    set both files to “read only” & uncheck “hidden”
    -right click desktop > personalise > desktop background
    -under windows dreamscene, I had to drag and drop the the two files into the personalise section.

  • raintouchpad says:

    hello, i correctly installed this after extracting the exe with winrar, and the install went exactly as it went. after than i placed several wmv’s into the dreamscapes folder (%windir%/Web) and right clicked them and clicked set as desktop background. after that i got an error message saying “this version of deskscapes is not compatible with windows 7”. can anyone help out? i am using RC7100

  • Ivo says:

    Works perfect! Thanks…

  • raintouchpad says:

    alright sweet, firstly, you cant have deskscapes installed at all, which means you cant use dream files. after i uninstalled this, it worked perfectly.

  • Filholm4 says:

    I have the same problem! And works just fine on my other computers, all have Win7 ultimate 64-bit.

  • VirtualFighter says:

    Fix transparent icon text from desktop & automatically reenable Dreamscene whenever it encounters an error: